Microsoft Product Activation server reachability

Pui Edylie email at
Fri Jan 11 04:30:03 UTC 2013

I have just tested from Singapore

[root at trinity ~]# ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
 From icmp_seq=1 Packet filtered
 From icmp_seq=6 Packet filtered

[root at trinity ~]# telnet 443

[root at trinity ~]# telnet 80

On 1/11/2013 12:24 PM, Nathan Anderson wrote:
> Anybody else having a problem reaching (what appears to be) the sole Microsoft Product Activation server (
> $ ping
> PING ( 56 data bytes
> 36 bytes from Communication prohibited by filter
> I get this sourcing from our network, from AT&T 3G, and from ye residential DSL connection located in the greater Seattle area. They aren't simply source-filtering. Either that or they are source-filtering for
> This is apparently the only server/IP they have set up to respond to these requests. resolves to that IP via every DNS server I've tried (so no round-robin A records), Microsoft products that need to activate over the internet only try to resolve that FQDN, and I've looked for others without success ( isn't valid, for example).

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